Wilmington, DE Real Estate News

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
A Wilmington tradition since 1921, the Flower Market is held the weekend of  Mother's Day with proceeds benefiting children's charities.  It offers plenty of opportunities for dads and kids and daughters and sons to find gifts for Mom. There are plants of all types, ranging from nursery grown seedlings to those donated from local gardens (Thinning out plants? Bring them here). Back "in the day," many local estates donated plants from their greenhouses, but there are not many of those still operating. There are herbs, veggies, hanging baskets, perennials and ground covers.(right-view of grounds from top of Rockford Tower). There are also merchant tents with all manner of products from soaps, oils, jewelry, scarves, hats, clothes for all ages, and handmade items not found anywhere else. K...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
               All are invited to the Third Annual Friends of the Arts Festival on Quaker Hill, Fourth and West Streets Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Make sure to visit this 18th Century Quaker Meeting House while you are there.
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
DELAWARE EVENTS Come kickoff the 300th Birthday celebration at the 84th Annual Dover Days Festival May 5-6, 2017 in Kent County. One of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events is entirely dedicated to promoting the state’s heritage and culture.  With easily the biggest parade in Kent County, expect close to 4,500 participants and  9,000 spectators, as well as Delaware’s governor serving as Grand Marshal. It will feature the state’s history and heritage, traditional Maypole Dancing , vintage automobile rides, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups for the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War. Join speaker Denise Clemons for a "A Culinary History of Southern Delaware" on Friday, May 19, at 7:30pm at the Lewes Public Library (right) at 111 Adams Avenue...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
                           Please take this opportunity to attend this FREE  Delaware Homebuyer Fair. After you learn about  the programs available, contact Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource to make an appointment to start the search for the home that's just perfect for you! 
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Happy Easter 2017  A perfect April morning for a Riverfront Easter Sunrise Service in Wilmington Delaware. Take some time to reflect, relax, and enjoy the day.David Henke Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808 http://www.DelawarePAHomes.com
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Yesterday, I was admiring the hellebores blooming away like crazy in my yard. Sometimes called Lenten Roses, they had been in bud and waiting to come out in full force for several weeks. And you never know exactly when they will bloom. It depends on the weather. We have had temperatures nearing 70 degrees for several weeks, and Ash Wednesday was this past week, so they decided to go crazy. And then came today. Great gobs of  snow fell this morning, and now the sun is melting it all. The poor hellebores had been hidden in all the snow and are now shaking it off as if to say, "Well, I never!"  So all the panicking by the TV weather gals (which I don't believe most of the time) about rush hour pandemonium seems to have been for naught.   This has been a weather report from Carolyn Roland, ...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Not in the duPont category of wealth,  F.Scott Fitzgerald had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby when his editor suggested he  move to quiet Wilmington, Delaware in 1927.Scott had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby and had burned out in Hollywood in an attempt at screenwriting. He needed another hit novel. His former Princeton roommate, John Biggs, found a Historic Home for Scott and Zelda near where he lived in Wilmington, Delaware. He thought, perhaps, the quiet area would inspire Scott to complete his work. So it was to the Delaware River at Ellerslie, an 1842 mansion owned at the time by William and John Sellers, founders of the nearby Edge Moor Iron Company,  to which in 1927 the Fitzgeralds moved  and rented. Much partying ensued, includin...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
William duPont,  Jr. was born in a 16th C manor house in Surrey, England. He grew up in Montpelier, the 1760's Virginia home of President James Madison. So if you  get the idea that he felt architecturally and well as financially privileged, you would probably be right.I considered these facts as I visited nearby Bellevue State Park outside of Wilmington, Delaware.  William duPont, Jr. had inherited his father's estate here in 1928. Begun in 1855 by wool  merchant Hanson Robinson, the manor house was a Gothic Revival mansion with crenelated towers. This would not do for duPont, who painstakingly removed all exterior signs of the Gothic features, and turned (albeit awkwardly) it into a version of Montpelier. The estate also reflects the interests of William and his first wife, Jean Liset...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Being a flexible cook far away from my Polish Chicago origins, I have found a way to make pierogi even better than my aunts made. They would gather before Christmas and start a pierogi making session. One of my aunts gave me a recipe for dough, but I had problems with making it not stick to the rolling pin. Then I discovered this Michael Symon recipe from Cleveland (close enough!) and made a few changes. The result: Greatness!  1 Egg  3/4 cup Sour Cream  8 tablespoon Unsalted Butter (softened)  1 teaspoon Kosher Salt  2 cups All-Purpose Flour (plus more for rolling dough)     For Filling and Serving  2 cups Mashed Potatoes  1Medium Yellow Onion chopped  Salt  Sour Cream (to serve)  1/2 cup Farmer's Cheese (see note)  3 tablespoon Butter     Make the Pierogi Dough: To make the dough, wor...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
The weather was nice the day after Thanksgiving, so I decided to take a walk at Bellevue State Park, just 5 minutes from my home in Wilmington, Delaware.It was calm and quiet, not many people on the walking track. In warmer weather, there would have been more visitors than the few I saw playing Frisbee golf, or the 2 people who were fishing in the pond. Yet the reflection of the stone wall next to a bridge caught my attention, so I am sharing it with you.Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.From Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource in Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
November is here and I am going to sit back and wait for the trees (note the plural) to start changing colors in Delaware. Then I have to rush to plan the Christmas events headed my way!  The Union Park Gardens Neighborhood Assn. in Wilmington are taking part in Art on the Town Friday, November 4 at Zion Lutheran Church at 2101 Lancaster Pike  are taking part in Art on the Town Friday, November 4 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2101 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington 19805. You will not only learn about the history of Union Park Gardens, built as housing for shipyard workers, but you will see artwork done by residents. This Art Loop will include 22 other West Side locations but start and Zion and pick up a map.  Saturday, November 12th  you can learn about native ways and lifeways of ...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
E Newsletter--October 2016 (Apologies for any font irregularities caused by technical problems)Pennsylvania Events : The Chester County Historical Society and Greystone Manor present talks by Catherine Quillman and Tara WinkOctober 4, 2016 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at  Greystone Hall (1034 Phoenixville Pike., West Chester) on West Chester history.Cost: $30 For more information and reservations, rsvp@chestercohistorical.org or 610-692-4800 Preservation50: Celebrating the Past, Planning the FutureWill be presented by  Preservation Pennsylvania on October 14, 2016 : 11:30AM to 2:30PM at The Yorktowne Hotel (48 Market Street, York)For more information, click on link. One of the big events of the year (IMHO) in Pennsylvania will be Chester County Day. Held the first Saturday of October, this wi...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Happy 2016 Labor Day to All! Well we dodged that storm and can safely enjoy the remainder of the weekend. I hope everyone has a restful and happy remaining Labor Day weekend. Take some time to get ready for fall. Enjoy!  David Henke Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808 http://www.DelawarePAHomes.com
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Chadds Ford Days is a festival commemorating the Battle of the Brandywine, which took place on September 11th, 1777. With activities for all ages varying from colonial demonstrations, tours of our historical homes, war reenactors and local music. Over 60 vendors will offer various items such as artisanal foods, craft beers, clothing, and handmade crafts. Bring family, friends and dogs to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Don't miss out on joining the community in this family friendly festival September 10th-11th!  Admission: $10 for adults, children with Chadds Ford Historical Society members free. Also happening in Chadds Ford on September 24 - Paranormal investigations with Delmarva Historic Haunts. Do you love history with a dash of mystery?  The event investigates four different locations ...
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By Suzanne Rumsey, Rumsey Home Team (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for Wilmington, DE (May 2016)Real estate market data for Wilmington, DE provided by Suzanne and Chris Rumsey of Rumsey Home Team, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate. New Castle County experienced a 6.2% increase in the number of sold homes through May 2016 compared to same time period in 2015 and a 1.0% increase in the median price of sold homes, from $208,750 to $210,750. The number of homes that went under contract through May 2016 increased 3.9% from 2015.   Wilmington, DE experienced a 10.2% increase in the number of sold homes through May 2016 compared to same time period in 2015 and a 3.4% decrease in the median price of sold homes, from $123,500 to $119,250. The number of homes that went under contract through May 2016 increased 10.5% from 2015. Search Wilmi...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
1909 N JEFFERSON ST WILMINGTON, DE 19802 End Unit Brick Townhouse with Garage Price : $200,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.10 Square Foot : 1,500 County : NEW CASTLE Property Type : Single Family MLS Number : 6788229 click for more information and pictures Property Description Whether the reason is be in a quiet community within the city, bike or run daily on the footpath by the Brandywine or simply walk to work in the business district, this house is for you. As you enter this beautiful brick end unit townhouse, you notice the careful landscaping on this treelined street with wonderful brick intersections. Up a handful of steps to the spacious concrete front porch, the pleasant views are endless. Once inside, you see the gleaming hardwood floors, multitude of large windows and the gorg...
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By Suzanne Rumsey, Rumsey Home Team (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
This beautiful Midtown Brandywine Townhome is now under contract.  If you want to sell your home in Midtown Brandywine, Wilmington DE, contact us to learn about the services we offer that differentiate us from other listing agents. Click to learn more now.   Search current inventory of Wilmington, DelawareListing DetailsBeautiful Midtown Brandywine Townhome in Wilmington, Steps from Brandywine Park204 W 14TH St, Wilmington, DE 19801Price: $225,000MLS number:  6761853Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1.5Square Footage: 1325Age: 106 years Wonderful opportunity to become the proud new owner of a gorgeous semi-detached end unit townhome in the highly desirable, close-knit community of Midtown Brandywine!!Literally across the street from H. Fletcher Brown Park with its panoramic views of Brandywine Cree...
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By Suzanne Rumsey, Rumsey Home Team (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for Wilmington, DE (April 2016)Real estate market data for Wilmington, DE provided by Suzanne and Chris Rumsey of Rumsey Home Team, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate. New Castle County experienced a 4.4% increase in the number of sold homes through April 2016 compared to same time period in 2015 and a 1.2% increase in the median price of sold homes, from $207,500 to $210,000. The number of homes that went under contract through April 2016 increased 2.6% from 2015.   Wilmington, DE experienced a 7.8% increase in the number of sold homes through April 2016 compared to same time period in 2015 and a 3.7% increase in the median price of sold homes, from $120,000 to $124,450. The number of homes that went under contract through April 2016 increased 14.0% from 2015. Sea...
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